Curriculum Vitae

High EQ agents, Cognitive modeling, agent architecture, (HCI) human-computer interaction, robotics, distributed artificial intelligence, distributed constrain satisfaction problem, multiagent systems, software agents, limited rationality, Educational Cloud Computing, Open Source Software in Education.    

Education

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 

·  PhD. Computer Science and Engineering,

Dissertation titleFrom Rational to Emotional Agents  

PhD. CommitteeJosé M. VidalMichael N. HuhnsLarry M. StephensMarco ValtortaJoseph E. Johnson.  

·  M.E. Computer Engineering                                                                         

Aug. 2007

 

 


 May 2005

Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China 

·  M.S. Analytical Chemistry, Modern Instrument Analysis                                  

Thesis title: Auto-Analysis on Graphite Morphology of Gray Cast Iron Based on Artificial Neural Network  

·  B.E. Precise Instrument                                                                               

 Jun. 2000

 


 Jul. 1997

Experience

Mathematics & Computer Science Department, Benedict College, SC

 

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor 

Program Director of CoursePower - Applied Computing Minor program. (2013 Fall - now)
Leader of Advanced Computing Group, an undergraduate research group. (2010 Summer - now)
Leader of Team STACIE - Benedict Robotic Team (2007 - 2011)
Service-Learning Mini-grant: Free and Open Source Resources in Promoting Education. (2009)
Advising senior paper writing.
Teaching: CSC132 Introduction to Computer Concept, CSC230 Visual Basic, CSC231 Assembly Language, CSC234 Theory of Computation, CSC236 COBOL / Business Programming, CSC237 Java Programming, CSC239 Introduction to Multimedia Computing, CSC331 Digital Logic, CSC333 Data Structure, CSC335 File Organization and Processing, CSC337 Computer Organization and Architecture, CSC339 Data Communication, CSC430 Principle of Unix, CSC431 Programming Language, CSC432 Compiler Theory, CSC434 Database Management, CSC436 Operating System, CSC439 Special Topics in Computer Science, MCS430 Senior Research and Professional Experience.

May. 2013Now 

Aug. 2007–May. 2013

Computer Science and Engineering, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Instructor of CSCE350: Data Structures and Algorithms                                 

Instructor of CSCE211: Digital Logic Design                                                  

Research assistant: Emotional agent architecture, emotional negotiation, CSP (Constraint Satisfaction Problem) Algorithm         

Instructor of CSCE212: Introduction to Computer Architecture                         
Instructor of CSCE145 Lab: Algorithmic Design (Java Programming)                 

Instructor of CSCE212: Introduction to Computer Architecture                       

Teaching assistant for CSCE763: Digital Image Processing                             

Teaching assistant for CSCE211: Digital Logic Design                                    

 2007 Spring
 2006 Fall 
 2005 – 2006 
 2005 Spring
 2004 Fall
 2004 Summer
 2003 Fall 
 2003 Spring

Physics Department, Univ. of South CarolinaColumbia, SC 

Research Assistant: Network Security Research for Complex Problems Group, programming on monitoring information network to detect intrusion detection. Code was written in C++, with Snort, in Linux.

Research Assistant: For Advanced Solutions Group, programming on video collection based on FireWire interface. Code was written in Visual C++.                       

 2002–2003

 

 

 2001–2002

Wuhan Rapidphone Technology Co., Ltd. Wuhan, Hubei, China   

 

Software engineer: working on video image processing and applying them into a multimedia network and communication system. Code was written in Visual C++ under Win32 programming environment.  

 2000–2001

Analysis & Testing Center, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China  

 

Research Assistant: Design data analysis software system for analytical instruments, such as Scanning Electric Microscope, X-ray Energy Spectrum Analyzer, and Metallographic Microscope. Among them, WD Electric Microscope Image Processing and Analysis System got CAIA (China Association for Instrumental Analysis) Award. Code was written in Visual C++ under Win32 programming environment. 

Teaching Assistant: Computational Method                                           

 1997–2000

 

 

 

 

 1998 

Hubei I/E (Import & Export) Commodity Inspection Bureau, Wuhan, Hubei, China

 

Internship  

 1996 

Computer Skills

Programming: Visual C++, MFC, C++, Java, Python, HTML&CSS, JavaScript, FORTRAN, COBOL, MatLab, Mathematica, Netlogo, SQL 

ApplicationsMicrosoft Office including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Visio, Project, etc. 

Operation SystemsWindows, Linux, Macintosh. 

Publications

  • Hohite Fetene, Mohammed Abdi, and Hong Jiang. Modelling Well-Mannered Society with Emotional Agents to Promote Students’ Learning. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering, October, 2015. Vol. 5, No. 10, p147-151. 
  • Everlyne Kimani, Hong Jiang. Emotional Agent Based Game Setting: In Accessing Science Self-Efficacy. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering, September, 2015. Vol. 5, No. 9, p10-15. 
  • Chandani Shrestha, Hong Jiang. Customized Multimedia Google form for Education – A User Friendly Approach. In proceeding of 16th International Conference on Internet Computing, July, 2015, USA. p91-94. [Program Book, Proceeding Content, Proceeding Papers]
  • Everlyne Kimani, Hong Jiang. Emotional Intelligent Agents: In Improving Science Self-efficacy. 2014 Tapia Conference. Seattle, WA. February 5-8, 2014. 
  • Everlyne Kimani, Hong Jiang. Emotional Math Tutors: Applying Emotional Virtual Agent in Education. In proceeding of 2012 Conference on Education and Training Modeling & Simulation (ETMS12), as part of 2012 Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference. Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. October, 2012. [Paper in PDF, Presentation VideoProgram Book, Other Papers in the Proceeding
  • Bethel Tarekegne, Hong Jiang, Cedrik Brown and Kory Griggs. Emotional Agents Outreach: An Undergraduate Research project. In proceeding of 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'11), July, 2011, USA. [Proceeding Contenthttp://world-comp.org/p2011/ICA8540.pdf
  • Cedrik Brown, Hong Jiang, Bethel Tarekegne and Kory Griggs. Web 2.0 + FOSS: Building Undergraduate Project Management System on Cloud. In proceeding of 7th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS'11), July, 2011, USA. [Proceeding Contenthttp://world-comp.org/p2011/FEC8554.pdf
  • Diana Perea and Hong Jiang. Emotional / Rational Agent Research Platform with NetLogo. 10th Anniversary of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Charlotte, NC, USA, 2010, November.
  • Hong Jiang. Efficient Knowledge Base Management in DCSP.  International Journal of Ad hoc, Sensor & Ubiquitous Computing (IJASUC) Vol.1, No.3, September 2010. p21-31.  http://airccse.org/journal/ijasuc/papers/0910ijasuc02.pdf 
  • Hong Jiang. From Complete Coverage to Unified Emotion Representation. W3C Workshop on Emotion Markup Language. October 2010. Paris, France. http://www.w3.org/2010/10/emotionml/papers/jiang.pdf
  • Hong Jiang. From Descriptive to Numeric Emotions in Agents. The 2010 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence(ICAI'10), 2010, July. http://researchr.org/publication/Jiang10-0/bibtex
  • Hong Jiang, Stacey Franklin Jones, Rishabh Parikh, Oluwafemi Temitope and Ericks Cuesta. Wi-Fi-Vi: a Wireless Based Cloud Computing Platform. In Proceeding of the International Conference on Cloud Computing and Virtualization (CCV), 2010, May.  
  • Hong Jiang. Book: From Rational to Emotional Agents: A Way to Design Emotional Agents. Publisher: Vdm Verlag. ISBN: 3639110986. December 2008. http://www.flipkart.com/rational-emotional-agents-hong-jiang/3639110986-1dz3f4ckpf
  • Hong Jiang and José M. Vidal. The Message Management Asynchronous Backtracking Algorithm. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, June 2008. Vol. 20, No. 2 p95-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09528130701478629
  • Hong Jiang, José M. Vidal, and Michael N. Huhns. EBDI: An Architecture for Emotional Agents. In Proceedings of AAMAS07: Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 2007. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1329139
  • Hong Jiang and José M. Vidal. From rational to emotional agents. In Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Agent-based Social Simulation, 2006. http://www.aaai.org/Papers/Workshops/2006/WS-06-02/WS06-02-002.pdf 
  • Hong Jiang, José M. Vidal, and Michael N. Huhns, Incorporating Emotions into Automated Negotiation. In Proceedings of Agent Construction and Emotions (ACE 2006): Modeling the Cognitive Antecedents and Consequences of Emotion, Vienna, Austria, April 2006. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.129.9559
  • Hong Jiang and Michael N. Huhns. Broadening the Semantic Coverage of Agent Communicative ActsAgent-Oriented Information Systems III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2006. Vol.3529, p.32-47 
  • Hong Jiang and Michael N. Huhns. An Approach to Broaden the Semantic Coverage of ACL Speech Acts. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Klagenfurt, Austria, Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, October 2005. Vol. 3770, p.162-171  
  • Hong Jiang and José M. Vidal. Reducing Redundant Messages in the Asynchronous Backtracking Algorithm. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Distributed Constraint Reasoning, 2005.  
  • Hong Jiang, Libo Zeng and Jiming Hu. The Design and Performance of Optimal BP Neural Network Classifier. Computer Engineering and Applications. 2001. Vol.37, No. 5 p.122-125 
  • Hong Jiang, Libo Zeng and Jiming Hu. Auto Classification to Graphite Morphology of Gray Cast Iron. Journal of Instrumental Analysis. 2000. Vol.19, No. 6 p.9-13 
  • Hong Jiang, Libo Zeng, zelan Zhang and Jiming Hu. Recognizing Graphite Morphology of Gray Cast Iron by ANN. Journal of Wuhan University, Natural Science Edition, June 2000. Vol.46, No.3 p.385-388 
  • Hong Jiang, Libo Zeng and Jiming Hu. Application of ANN in Graphite Morphology Analysis of Gray Cast Iron. In Proceedings of SPIE (the Society for Imaging Science and Technology / the International Society for Optical Engineering), Electronic Imaging 2000. Vol.3962. p.161 
  • Hong Jiang, Libo Zeng and Jiming Hu. Review of Back-Propagation Neural Network Learning Algorithms and Applications. Image Recognition and Automation, 1999. No.1 p38-43 

Presentation

  • Hong Jiang. "FOSS and AI Based Advanced Computing", at Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Benedict College, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 
  • Hong Jiang. "Take the Advantage of College Resources & Prepare for Your Future Success". Yibin University, Sichuan, China. September 27, 2015.   
  • Hong Jiang. "Current and Future Research of Emotional Quotient in Computer Decision Making". Yunnan University, China. September 23, 2015.
  • Hong Jiang. "A Discussion of the Impact of Research in Education." Yunnan University, China. September 21, 2015.
  • Chandani Shrestha, Hong Jiang. Customized Multimedia Google form for Education – A User Friendly Approach. 16th International Conference on Internet Computing, July, 2015, Las Vegas, USA. [Program Book]
  • Hong Jiang, "FOSS Based UndergraduateProjects to Promote Education", at Carolinas Women in Computing Conference 2012 (CWIC2012). Columbia, SC, February 17-18, 2012
  • Hong Jiang, “Future Is In Your Hand – Suggestions & Resources to Math & Computer Science Students”, Benedict College Freshman Institute, Freshmen Seminar, Columbia, SC, November 7, 2011 
  • Cedrik Brown, Hong Jiang. “Web 2.0 + FOSS: Building Undergraduate Project Management System on Cloud.” Columbia Linux User  Group, Columbia, SC, September 8, 2011. 
  • Kory Griggs, Hong Jiang. “Touch Screen Representation System on OSS Project” Columbia Linux User  Group, Columbia, SC, October 13, 2011. 
  • Hong Jiang. "Learn and Serve with Free Open Source Software", at 2010 Conference ALERT: Aspiring Leaders Emerging Ready for Tomorrow, Columbia, SC, USA, 2010, November 6. 
  • Hong Jiang. "From Descriptive to Numeric Emotions in Agents", at The 2010 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence(ICAI'10), Las Vegas, USA, 2010, July.
  • Hong Jiang. "Wi-Fi-Vi: a Wireless Based Cloud Computing Platform", at International Conference on Cloud Computing and Virtualization (CCV), Singapore, 2010, May.  
  • Hong Jiang. "Promoting Education with Free and Open Source Software", speaker in SCCAAS 2010 conference: African American Studies in the Digital Age. Columbia, SC, USA, 2010, February.
  • Hong Jiang. "From rational to emotional agents", Seminar at Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, Feb., 2008.  
  • Hong Jiang. "From rational to emotional agents", AAAI Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Agent-based Social Simulation, Boston, MA, July, 2006.
  • Hong Jiang. "An Approach to Broaden the Semantic Coverage of ACL Speech Acts", (in DVD) at the 24th International Conference on Conceptual ModelingKlagenfurt, Austria, October, 2005.  

Guided Student Presentation

  • Hana Hailu, "Designing a Game System to Embed Educational Questions and Measure Self-efficacy" (updated), 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., March 2-4, 2017. (Accepted, Poster Presentation)
  • Hana Hailu, "Designing a Game System to Embed Educational Questions and Measure Self-efficacy", at 2016 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2016. (Poster Presentation)
  • Abubeker Abdullahi, "Annotating Corals Using Vatic and Python Environment Setup for Coral Classification", at 2016 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2016. (Poster Presentation)
  • Hana Hailu, "Designing  educational game for children by using Blender Game Engine", at Journal Club of 2016 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2016. 
  • Abubeker Abdullahi, "Shallow Coral Classification Using Deep Learning", at Journal Club of 2016 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, June, 2016.
  • Hohite Fetene, “Modeling Well-Mannered Society with Emotional Agents to Promote Students’ Learning”, at 2016 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., February 25-27, 2016. (Poster Presentation) (Conference Abstract)
  • Geovanni West, “BC-Live: A Web 2.0 Based Low Cost Digital Signage Service”, at 2015 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2015. (Poster Presentation: 1st prize)
  • Kyianna Jones, “Simulating Multi-Agent Systems to Detect “Hot Spots” in Embedded Fiber”, at 2015 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2015. (Poster Presentation)
  • Everlyne Kimani, “Emotional Agent Based Game Setting: In Accessing Science Self-Efficacy”, at 2015 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2015. (Poster Presentation)
  • Chandani Shrestha, “Customized Multimedia Google form for Education – A User Friendly Approach”, at 2015 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2015. (Oral Presentation)
  • Hohite Fetene, “Modeling Well-Mannered Society with Emotional Agents to Promote Students’ Learning”, at 2015 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2015. (Poster Presentation)
  • Everlyne Kimani. "Emotional Intelligent Agents: In Improving Science Self-efficacy" (updated). 2015 Alpha Chi National Convention: "Harmonious Hemispheres: The Nexus of Science and the Arts", Poster Presentation. Chicago, Illinois March 19-21, 2015 (Program Book)
  • Chandani Shrestha, “IT Innovation for Education: Customized Multi-Format Google Form”, The 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Poster Presentation. Phoenix, Arizona. October 8-10, 2014. (Program Book)  
  • Everlyne Kimani. "Emotional Intelligent Agents: In Improving Science Self-efficacy". 2014 Tapia Conference. Poster presentation.  Seattle, WA. February 5-8, 2014. (Program Book)
  • Ludwig Murillo, “Efficient Content Sharing in a Web-based Digital Signage Service”, at 2013 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2013. (Poster Presentation)
  • Chandani Shrestha, “IT Innovation for Education: Customized Multi-Format Google Form”, at 2013 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2013. (Poster Presentation)
  • Everlyne Kiman, “Emotional Intelligent Agents: In Improving Science Self-efficacy”, at 2013 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2013. (Poster Presentation: 3rd prize)
  • Kory Griggs. "BC-Live: A Web Based Digital Signage Service", at 2012 LS-SC AMP Conference, Columbia, SC, October, 2012. (Oral Presentation: 3rd place)
  • Everlyne Nyambura Kiman, “Emotional Math Tutors: Applying Emotional Virtual Agent in Education”, at 2012 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2012. (Oral Presentation: 3rd prize) 
  • Kory Griggs. "BC-Live: A Web Based Digital Signage Service", at 2012 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2012. (Poster Presentation: 5th place) 
  • Everlyne Nyambura Kimani, “A Virtual Village In Kenya”,  at Carolinas Women in Computing Conference 2012 (CWIC2012). Columbia, SC, Feb. 17-18, 2012 
  • Diana Paola Perea Palacios. “Emotional / Rational Agent Research Platform with NetLogo”, poster presentation at Carolinas Women in Computing Conference 2012 (CWIC2012). Columbia, SC, February 17-18, 2012
  • Cedrik Brown. “Web 2.0 + FOSS: Building Undergraduate Project Management System on Cloud”, poster presentation at 2011 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2011.
  • Kory Griggs. “Touch Screen Representation System on OSS Project”, poster presentation at 2011 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2011.
  • Bethel Tarekegne. Emotional Agents Outreach: An Undergraduate Research project, poster presentation at 2011 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2011.
  • Diana Paola Perea Palacios. “Emotional / Rational Agent Research Platform with NetLogo”. 10th Anniversary of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Charlotte, NC, USA, November, 2010.
  • Diana Paola Perea Palacios. “Simulating Tileworld In Netlogo For Emotional / Rational Agent Research”, poster presentation at 2010 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2010.
  • Cedrik Brown. “Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Educational Tutorial System”, poster presentation at 2010 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2010.
  • Tyrome Sweet. “An Approach to Learn Cloud Computing: Google App engine + Python”, poster presentation at 2010 Benedict College Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Columbia, SC, July, 2010.

Guided Research Students

    2009 Oluwafemi Temitope, Ericks Cuesta
    2010 Diana Paola Perea Palacios (2011 Fermilab Summer Intern), Cedrik Brown, Tyrome Sweet
    2011 Bethel Tarekegne (2012, 2013 MIT Summer Intern), Cedrik Brown, Kory Griggs
             Hohite Fetene (2014 Princeton Summer Intern), Mohammed M. Abdi

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Technical Committee member for 2017 International Conference on Digital Technology in Education (ICDTE2017), Taipei, Taiwan, 2017.
  • Program Committee member for 2016 IEEE Smart Word Congress, Smart World Education Track, Toulouse, France, July 18-21, 2016. 
  • Program Committee member for The International Conference on Education & Learning in Mobile Age 2011, Lake District, UK.
  • Member of SCCAAS (South Carolina Council for African American Studies), 2010
  • Member of AAAI (American Association for Artificial Intelligence), 2007 
  • Member of the National Scholars Honor Society, 2007 - now
  • Chair for Session: Communication And Networks + Multimedia + Web Services & Accessibility, ICOMP'15 (The 16th International Conference on Internet Computing), 2015 
  • Chair for Session: E-Learning + Educational Concepts And Tools, And Academia Related Issues, EEE'15 (The 14th International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government), 2015 
  • Chair for Session: Big Data Search, Mining Methods, Clustering, Knowledge Extraction And Engineering, ABDA'15 (The 2nd International Conference on Advances in Big Data Analytics), 2015
  • Chair for Session: General Topics: Internet Computing and WWW, ICOMP'10 (The 2010 International Conference on Internet Computing), 2010
  • Technical Program Committee member for International Conference on Advances in Distributed and Parallel Computing 2010
  • Reviewer for 2014 Tapia Conference
  • Reviewer and judge for SCJAS (South Carolina Junior Academy of Science), 2013
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems (IJRIS), 2015    
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Advancements in Computer Science & Information Technology (IJACSIT), 2012
  • Reviewer for Journal of SuperComputing, 2010 - 2017
  • Reviewer for CIT2008 (IEEE 8th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology), 2008 
  • Reviewer for  IJCIS (International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems), 2006 

Honors and Awards

  • Course Power / Applied Computing Minor Program, 2013 - Now
  • Service-Learning Mini-grants, 2009
  • MISC Scholarship, 2002-2007
  • “Outstanding Graduate Student”, 1999                                               
  • CAIA Fellowship, by China Association for Instrumental Analysis, 1999, 1996, 1994                          
  • Second Place, Female team, in Campus Ping-Pong Game, Wuhan University, 1998                  
  • Third Place, in First College Go Game, sponsored by Go Association of Hubei Province, 1998
  •  “Outstanding Individual”, in Vacation Society Practice, 1996 
  • Third Prize in Spare-time Scientific Research Competition of Wuhan University, 1996      
  • “Outstanding Undergraduate”, 1994                                                      
  • Renmin Fellowship, Wuhan University, 1994                                       
  • One of the winners in National Olympic Mathematics Competition, Hubei, China, 1992

Other Activities

  ·   Member of Department Graduate Student Government, Wuhan University.               

  ·   President of Department Graduation Association, Wuhan University.                       

  ·   Member of Department Student Government, Wuhan University.                            

  ·   Member of Department female volleyball team, Wuhan University.                            

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1996

1993-1996

1993-1997


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